• All
  • Blogs
  • Book
  • Featured
  • Recent Posts
  • Teaching
What I Learned from My Dog About Loving My Neighbor!

I never wanted a dog. Growing up, my kids used to beg me to get them a pet, but I always said, “NO!” for two reasons. I knew, Within a couple of days, I’d become the sole caregiver of the said pet. But even more importantly, I’d...

Please, No More Information!

Recently I read an article that started with the following statement, Do you know what your problem is? Your problem is not that you are uninformed. That is what you might have thought your problem was. Your problem is also not that you lack information. This is a...

Why So Many Dones And Nones?

As I came out of the bookstore, I had one thought in mind, “I wish I was dead!” The thought of death was the most soothing thought I had had since I’d started college.  The year was 1971 and after two semesters of college, it was obvious...

new tv show shazam factor
11 hours shooting 12-15 minutes of my first TV show

Last Thursday night we spent 11 hours shooting the first 12-15 minutes of my first TV show. Why 11 hours to shoot 15 minutes of a show? Because these shows have to be different. I could have made what I call “talking-head shows” for a...

Would Jesus Laugh At A Dirty Joke?
Would Jesus Laugh At A Dirty Joke?

About a week ago I had the rare privilege of meeting some friends I hadn’t seen for 43 years. We all grew up in the same area of what at the time was the greatest city in the world—our birthplace, Abadan. Those of you who’ve read...

Shah Teaching At Cedar Park Church

Shah teaching at Cedar Park Church [caption id="attachment_16160" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shah teaching at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA[/caption]...

Millennials And Christianity!

Megan Haleh is one of the most spiritual young women I know. She loves the Lord with an insatiable passion. She attends a small church in the Bible Belt. I consider myself to be an enormously blessed father to have a daughter who spends hours...

Are You A Heat-Waver?

Have you watched the show, “King of the Hill”? It’s one of the very few animated TV shows that tells stories with moral values. In Season 12, Episode 4 (“Four Wave Intersection”), Bill — a depressed, divorced, and overweight character on the show — becomes...